All the single ladies : unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation
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New York, N.Y. : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
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First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
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xii, 339 pages ; 24 cm.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages [313]-316).
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"Today, only twenty percent of Americans are wed by age twenty-nine, compared to nearly sixty percent in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a 'dramatic reversal.' [This book presents a] portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman, covering class, race, [and] sexual orientation, and filled with ... anecdotes from ... contemporary and historical figures."--,Provided by publisher.
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In 2010, award-winning journalist Rebecca Traister started a book that she thought would be about the twenty-first-century phenomenon of the American single woman. Over the course of her research, Traister made a startling discovery: historically, when women have had options beyond early heterosexual marriage, their resulting independence has provoked massive social change. Unmarried women were crucial to the abolition, suffrage, temperance, and labor movements; they created settlement houses and secondary education for women. Today, only 20% of Americans are wed by age 29, compared to nearly 60% in 1960. The Population Reference Bureau calls it a "dramatic reversal." Traister sets out to examine how this generation of independent women is changing the world. This is a remarkable portrait of contemporary American life and how we got here, through the lens of the single American woman. Covering class, race, and sexual orientation, and filled with vivid anecdotes from fascinating contemporary and historical figures, this book is destined to be a classic work of social history and journalism.--Adapted from dust jacket.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Traister, R. (2016). All the single ladies: unmarried women and the rise of an independent nation (First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.). Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Traister, Rebecca. 2016. All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation. New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Traister, Rebecca. All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation New York, N.Y.: Simon & Schuster, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Traister, Rebecca. All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition., Simon & Schuster, 2016.

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